Grief, Loss and Bereavement

Evidence and Practice for Health and Social Care Practitioners

Grief, Loss and Bereavement

"Bereavement is a challenging area for everyone, including health and social care practitioners who are often well placed to offer help and support to the bereaved. This invaluable text draws together a comprehensive evidence-base for supporting grieving people from a wide range of research, and applies it to a health and social care context. Accessible and practical throughout, each chapter identifies key recommendations from the research and includes thinking points to help the reader apply them to practice. There is an overview chapter that examines theoretical perspectives and defines key concepts, such as grief, loss, bereavement, mourning and bereavement care. Part one explores bereavement across the lifespan, from childhood to older people. Part two looks at different interventions and care settings. 'Grief, Loss and Bereavement' is suitable for students and professionals in health and social care who want to gain an understanding of bereavement and bereavement care"--Provided by publisher.

Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society

Bridging Research and Practice

Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society

Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society is an authoritative guide to the study of and work with major themes in bereavement. Its chapters synthesize the best of research-based conceptualization and clinical wisdom across 30 of the most important topics in the field. The volume’s contributors come from around the world, and their work reflects a level of cultural awareness of the diversity and universality of bereavement and its challenges that has rarely been approximated by other volumes. This is a readable, engaging, and comprehensive book that will share the most important scientific and applied work on the contemporary scene with a broad international audience, and as such, it will be an essential addition to anyone with a serious interest in death, dying, and bereavement.

Loss, Bereavement and Grief

A Guide to Effective Caring

Loss, Bereavement and Grief

Helps the reader to confront and address the personal issues of experienced and feared loss, thus enabling them, as a professional carer, to work more effectively with others. Presents a clear insight into the links between theoretical, personal and professional issues. Provides highly practical guidance on coping with the most difficult situations. Structured questions are designed to trigger consideration of key issues.

Counselling for Grief and Bereavement

Counselling for Grief and Bereavement

`The authors have done their homework in reading and consulting with the prominent literature, especially regarding children. All this effort gives the book a solid background foundation and makes it readable, and well-usable, for both lay counsellors and professional providers, and for all of us who are engaged in the delicate and rewarding endeavor of Grief Therapy' - Naji Abi-Hashem, Clinical & Cultural Psychologist, Berkeley, California Praise for the First Edition: `The book provides an absorbing and challenging journey through the possible process involved in bereavement work, and encourages one to think broadly about how one can approach a bereaved person... this was a book I enjoyed reading very much, and which I found both theoretically sound and practically helpful' - Bereavement Care (Cruse) Counselling for Grief and Bereavement, Second Edition is a bestselling, introductory guide for professionals who work with people experiencing bereavement through death and other forms of loss. Focusing on practical assessment and intervention strategies, Geraldine Humphrey and David Zimpfer guide readers through the essential theory and skills needed to work with clients in a way which sensitively facilitates the process of grief, initiates healing and promotes a sense of growth. Setting out the broad principles for practice, the authors go on to show how these can be applied in working with individuals, families and groups and in relation to specific issues including chronic and life-threatening illnesses, palliative care and complicated grief. Carefully chosen case examples illustrate the counselling process, while specific attention is paid throughout to ethical considerations and the possible need for referral. This fully revised and updated Second Edition features a new chapter on working with children and adolescents: both from the perspective of young people who are grieving losses and those who are receiving palliative care as patients. While focusing on the practical, the book provides a firm theoretical base by explaining key concepts such as attachment, grief and resilience. Geraldine M. Humphrey is Counsellor in the Department of Psychology at the North Canton Medical Foundation, specializing in death, illnesses, and non-death and grief. David G. Zimpfer is former Director of the Cancer Center of Ohio.

Working with Loss and Grief

A New Model for Practitioners

Working with Loss and Grief

Working with Loss and Grief provides a new model that makes clear connections between theory and practice. The Range of Response to Loss model provides a theoretical ‘compass’ for recognizing the wide variability in reaction to loss and the Adult Attitude to Grief scale is a tool for ‘mapping’ individual grief and its change over time. Case examples are used to show that the experience of grief is highly individual, but also, reassuringly capable of being understood in terms of general concepts.

The Bereavement Code

How To Survive Grief and Move Beyond the Loss of a Loved One

The Bereavement Code

That Gut-Wrenching, Agonizing Feeling - Can You Make It Go Away? When you feel like you can't go on and the pain of grief actually turns into a powerful physical ache... Is there a way to start recovering and going back to life as usual after the loss of a loved one? The loss of a loved one always has a physical expression. There will be a huge void in your life that simply can't be filled. Experiencing loss is a normal part of life that nobody can escape from. When it happens, however, none of us feel prepared for the extensive, devastating consequences. As important as bouncing back is, few have the skills to make it happen soon enough. For some, the process will take months, even years. Others will be riddled by anxiety, self-doubt and even feelings of guilt that eliminate chances of recovery altogether. Did I do enough for them? Did I say "I love you" often enough? Was there anything I could have done to prevent it? Questions that will never be answered.... Questions that can come back to haunt you time and time again. These questions can lead to grief so overwhelming and powerful that it would seem to never end. In fact, 10 to 20 percent of grieving individuals experience this prolonged, life-altering sensation. Dealing with grief in the absence of the right tools can feel like you're drowning in the deep end of the pool. In the first months after loss, 40 percent of people exhibit the symptoms of clinical depression. For 24 percent, the condition continues even longer. Grief is characterized by many things that make it nearly impossible for us to function. Shock. Denial. Despair. Anger. Confusion. Depression. Coping with grief involves processing those emotions and finding a healthy outlet to accommodate for the major, unwanted life change. In this book "The Bereavement Code," you'll discover: Everything that the act of grieving entails - the emotions, the feelings, the helplessness and doubt A revised and modernized description of the stages of grief The numerous effects of grief you need to understand in order to process those emotions and start moving forward Factors that affect the different ways in which people experience grief Why the duration of grief varies from one person to another The best ways to address destructive emotions like guilt, fear and anger What is unresolved grief, when does it happen and what can you do when things don't seem to get better with time Strategies for overcoming grief through support, social engagement and therapy And much more. The author will also share his personal experience and short snippets of his bereavement journey - information that makes the text even more relatable and useful when you feel like you're alone and you can't go on. Right now, you may believe it's never going to get better. You probably feel that going back to your before life is an impossibility, giving the scope of love loss. Jack Wilson is here to tell you that you're not alone, that it does get better and that you can do concrete things to heal and remember your loved ones in a loving, empowering way. If you need the tools to deal with bereavement and grief after a profound loss, get this book right now.

Love and Loss

The Roots of Grief and Its Complications

Love and Loss

This book illuminates the structure and focus of thinking about love and loss and sheds light on a wide range of psychological issues. It will be essentail for bereavement professioanls as well as students of psychology, psychiatry, and sociology. (Midwest).

Parent Grief

Narratives of Loss and Relationship

Parent Grief

Based on intensive interviews with 29 couples who lost at least one child (age newborn to mid 30's), this book explores what couple and individual stories say and do not say about the child's dying and death and about parent grief. Among the dozens of areas that the book illuminates are the process of searching for what is true and right about the death and its aftermath; the ways the parents characterize the child; the continuing relationship of parents and child; the language of couple conflict and divorce; parent metaphors in talking about the dying process, death, and grief; organ donation; death rituals; the sexual relationship of the grieving parents.